Woman Convicted of Killing Cyclist Files Appeal

The woman who was found guilty of killing a local dentist while driving under the influence of prescription drugs has appealed her conviction.

41-year-old Shantel Witt was charged for striking and killing 38-year-old cyclist Marika Stone while Stone was on a bike ride with friends in December of 2017.

Witt was found guilty of manslaughter, reckless endangering, driving under the influence and unlawful possession of a controlled substance in February after months of court dates and a weeklong trial. District attorney John Hummel says his office received a notice from Witt’s attorney this week stating that she plans to file an appeal. However, Hummel says that the grounds on which Witt is appealing remains unclear and that the process will likely take a year and a half to complete.

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